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Re: Another one bites the dust
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And just spotted this one on Craigslist. Truly horrifying. I think it was a 1502 Super 8 Limo.

https://easttexas.craigslist.org/cto/d ... limousine/7516454518.html

Posted on: 8/7 16:02
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Re: Another one bites the dust
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One word: Yuck! Especially hate the wheels. Hope whoever built this POS loses so much money that it discourages others. But that probably won't happen.

Here is another one; a 1939 120 Convertible Coupe. This is a car I would love to own if it were in original condition. I've always especially liked the 1938 and 1939 Junior cars. But I wouldn't touch this one. It has been for sale for quite a while. Can't imagine why (not really)!

https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/d ... /unspecified/2527785.html

Note that seller identifies it as a Packard Super 8, which it is not. So not only did this guy butcher the car, but he also doesn't even know what model it is.

Posted on: 8/7 14:43
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Re: Leadsled custom with '56 Clipper taillights
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acolds, I think you re correct. The rear bumper appears to be off of a '56 Patrician or 400. The toothed grille insert appears to be off of a '56 or '57 Corvette.

I was really impressed with the quality of the bodywork on this car, even though I don't normally appreciate customs like this. A lot of time, money and effort went into this project. After seeing this car, I would like to see someone build an all Packard leadsled, Here are some ideas:

Base car: 22nd Series Club Sedan. Use the short wheelbase model, either a Standard or a Deluxe will do. Do a mild chop, maybe 2-4 inches. Remove lower rocker mouldings and shave the door handles.

Front end: Replace horizontal grille bars with the grille center section from a '51. Your leadsled has to have some teeth! French the headlights. For good measure, use a correct 22nd series cormorant hood ornament.

Rear end treatment: Use the same combination of rear quarter panels and taillights from a '56 Clipper with a '56 Patrician/400 rear bumper assembly.

Drive train: Keep it all Packard with a 352CI dual carb setup from the '56 Caribbean. Tranny could be the pushbutton Ultramatic.

Color: How about jet black? Very dark metallic maroon is another possibility.

Interior, I'm thinking red leather with white pleated inserts. Duplicate the pattern from a 22nd series Convertible Victoria, or something close.

This would be one awesome ride. Anybody interested in taking on this project?

Posted on: 8/1 10:57
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Leadsled custom with '56 Clipper taillights
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I was at a car show today in Connecticut and spotted this custom rod. Based on a 1948 Pontiac 2 door club sedan, it features a radical chop, a 1956 Olds front end and 1956 Clipper taillights. I've heard that '56 Clipper taillights were actually very popular with car customizers back in the 1950's.

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Posted on: 7/31 20:28
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Re: Various CL Pickings
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You're right, my bad. The Lincoln, NE car is definitely a 160 Super Eight. Incidentally, the cover of the current issue of the Cormorant News Bulletin shows a picture of this same model taken from a period advertisement. But I don't think you will be taking this one for a drive in the country anytime soon, if ever!

Posted on: 7/22 13:34
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Re: Various CL Pickings
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Forgot the link for the 1949 Deluxe now on Ebay:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/325275978147? ... 57&customid=&toolid=10049

And here is a really rough 1940 120 sedan in Lincoln, NE. Ad says it is a '39, but it is definitely a 1940 model:

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/i ... &referral_story_type=post

One more: A 1955 400 Hardtop in California. Very rough, but appears to have little, if any rust and lots of good trim parts. Ad says it is a '56, but it is a '55.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/i ... &referral_story_type=post

Posted on: 7/22 12:18
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Re: Various CL Pickings
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Here are some of the worst Packards I could find that are now for sale online. Let's see if anyone is up for a real challenge.

1940 110 Coupe: Looks almost hopeless, even for a ratrod project:

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/i ... &referral_story_type=post

1954 Caribbeans: Very rusty parts car along with a somewhat better shell. My hat is off to anyone willing to tackle this project.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/i ... &referral_story_type=post

1939 Six Sedan: Rough and rusty from long term outdoor storage. Don't even see much that would be salvageable on this one.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/i ... &referral_story_type=post

1953 Clipper Deluxe Club Sedan: Extensively rusted rear quarter panels will be very difficult to repair. Rest of car is pretty trashed too.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/185507551828? ... 57&customid=&toolid=10049

1949 (22nd Series) Deluxe Club Sedan. Ad says "The vehicle needs work". Classic understatement. On the other hand, the body shell does look straight and rust free, so there is definitely something to work with here. It's located in Utah, which undoubtedly helped.

1956 Clipper sedan: Looks complete, but it will need virtually everything. Interior is nasty.

https://kalispell.craigslist.org/cto/d ... nd-71-ltd/7510108819.html

Posted on: 7/22 12:01
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Re: Question regarding side-mount equipped Packards
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Thanks for the clarification. The 1001 I'm looking at does not have the metal covers but I really like the look of them. Definitely makes the car look sportier and more streamlined. Unfortunately, it will probably cost more than $18 to add them, if I could even find a set at all.

Interesting story about your car being put in storage for the duration of the war after the chauffeur enlisted. This probably saved it. Far too many big classics were scrapped during the war. With gas rationing, owning one was a liability and the classic car movement hadn't really started yet. Sad to think of what was lost.

Posted on: 7/19 11:44
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Re: Question regarding side-mount equipped Packards
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Thanks for this information. I always thought that the covers were standardly included on all side-mount equipped cars. They are rather difficult to put on and take off, so I assumed that later owners of these cars would frequently just toss them. Also, during WWII, I heard that if you had a side-mounted car, you were forced to turn in one of your spares as a contribution to the war effort due to the critical rubber shortage. So, one would assume that the cover would often be tossed out too.

It appears that the accessory catalog you attached is for the Tenth series, judging from the shape of the front fenders, but I think it is probably safe to assume that the metal covers were considered extra cost accessories for other series cars as well.

Posted on: 7/19 9:48
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Question regarding side-mount equipped Packards
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I'm looking three Ninth and Tenth series Packards with an intent to purchase. One is a 902 coupe roadster; another is a 902 Phaeton and the third is a 1001 coupe roadster. All three have dual side-mounts, but none of them have the metal tire covers. But I see other examples of these models that do have the metal tire covers, including some pictured in the Beverly Rae Kimes book. One picture of a 1001 Sedan taken on the day of delivery also shows a copy of the dealer invoice which indicates that the car had Deluxe Equipment (side-mounts?). The picture clearly shows that the car has the metal covers on the spare tires. Question: Were the metal covers standard equipment that is missing on the three cars I am looking at or were they an option? Just trying to determine if something is missing that should be there.

Posted on: 7/18 11:58
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